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 Millennium Green – Happy 20th birthday

Sue Grant and a few others on the Parish Council started to think about joining the north and south of the Village 10 years before it actually happened. The dream began when there were thoughts about building on the King George V playing fields and relocating it to what is now the Millie Green.

Those plans never happened, but in 1998 with the new millennium 2000 looming the Government announced that there would be a Millennium Commission and money made available for ‘Village Greens’. As Congresbury had a vision, and a site, we were the first to make an application and the first to be awarded. 

Nothing happens without huge amounts of energy, passion and determination. Congresbury had all of those qualities in the Parish Council Clerk ‘Sue Grant’. Sue made it happen, there were tears, tribulations and aggravation but her little Team never lost the vision. Together they made it happen.

          Photos: Stuart Watts

Sadly, Sue is no longer with us but the 5 stones at the entrance are a  lasting memorial to her vison and determination. The Millennium Green has fulfilled all of its promises. It joins the two halves of our Village together, it’s open space is a small oasis of calm, a little part of our Village where everyone can walk, sit and enjoy it’s peace. You can play, walk or just sit and dream.

Happy birthday ‘Millie Green’ and best wishes for the future.

            

Cllr Michael Greaves